Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content



Department of English & Philosophy

Martin Bldg., Room 336
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4425





philosophy

Philopsophy Newsletter

Volume 1, Number 1, February 2005

The Electronic Newsletter of the Philosophy Program at the University of Central Missouri.


Welcome
Announcements
News
Global Contexts
Philosophical Profiles
Resources
Multimedia
Notables and Quotables

Welcome

Dear Students, Colleagues, and Friends of the UCM Philosophy Program,

We hope you enjoy this first issue of Philosophy E-news, a periodic online newsletter published by the Philosophy Program at University of Central Missouri. The newsletter provides announcements, news, discussion topics, research, and web-based resources for current and prospective philosophy majors and minors, university colleagues, and all those interested in the study of philosophy.

Announcements

As the Undergraduate Philosophy Program Coordinator, it is my special privilege to introduce this first issue of Philosophy E-news , the electronic newsletter of the Philosophy Program at University of Central Missouri. Let me also take this occasion to announce the launch of the new Philosophy Program website, where you will find detailed information about the Program, including information about faculty members and their areas of interest and publication, course descriptions and offerings, requirements for majors and minors, and so on. The website address is www.ucmo.edu/englphil/philosophy. The site will also include a link to all subsequent issues of Philosophy E-news .

If you have suggestions for future issues of Philosophy E-news , would like to contribute a brief commentary, or perhaps even guest edit a special issue of the newsletter, please contact the Philosophy E-news student editor, Brian McCoy ( toby1155@yahoo.com ).

 And if you have specific questions about studying philosophy, or are thinking about becoming a philosophy major or minor, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Joseph D. Lewandowski
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Philosophy Program Coordinator
lewandowski@ucmo.edu

News

Anthony Flew finds God, John Searle is awarded the National Humanities Medal, and Juergen Habermas wins the Kyoto Prize. These philosophers and others are in the news. http://www.philosophynow.org/issue49/49news.htm

Global Contexts

What do natural disasters such as December's tsunami mean for conceptions of the good and god? Muslims, Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, and Christians talk about how they reconcile human suffering with the idea of a caring god in this wide-ranging interview with National Public Radio's Barbara Bradley Hagerty. http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4276173

Philosophical Profiles

Sapere Aude! "Dare to know!", enjoined Immanuel Kant in the introduction to his essay on Enlightenment. Two hundred years on, Anja Steinbauer profiles the life and thought of this most famous of modern philosophers. http://www.philosophynow.org/issue49/49steinbauer.htm

Resources

c
Whether you are researching a particular philosophical issue, text or author, or just browsing for ideas, Erratic Impact's Philosophy Research Base is for you. Integrating text resources with the best online resources, this study guide serves both academic and general interests in all philosophical genres and their related fields. http://www.erraticimpact.com/

Multimedia

Listen-and watch!-as noted ethicists debate stem-cell research, just war theory, the future of morality in the 21 st Century, and a host of other topics. http://ethics.acusd.edu/video/index.html
c

Notables and Quotables

Who said, "What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind."? You'll find the answer in the next issue of Philosophy E-news . In the meantime, if you'd like to start your own collection of philosophical quotations, get a free subscription to PhilosophyQuotes . Each issue contains several quotes selected from the history of Western and Eastern philosophy, as well as links to additional information on the web. http://philosophyquotes.com/

Pleiades

Pleiades Cover


TESL Student Handbook 2013-2015

TESL Cover

Guide for English Majors

English Major Guide